I find Lafayette Avenue in between Compton Avenue and Jefferson an interesting stretch of street; it was clearly once a very important stretch of roadway in St. Louis, but now it is quiet and overly wide, its traffic moved over… Continue Reading
The south side of the Grove, or Forest Park Southeast, or whatever you want to call it, is one of those areas that has been isolated for a very long time. It was a small settlement, out the railroad tracks… Continue Reading
Readers who attended my recent lecture about the covering of the River des Peres will remember that the waterway once came up the right-of-way of the eponymous avenue. Because it was covered over in the 1920s and 30s, and most… Continue Reading
Update: Thanks to longtime and valued reader Tom Maher, this was identified as Chris Christen Pontiac. The identification was corroborated by old advertisements in the Post-Dispatch. I found this old building, just east of Kienlen Avenue at 6171 Natural Bridge… Continue Reading
Corner stores rarely exist in St. Louis anymore, as larger chains have taken over. If you own a car, it’s no big deal to go to your favorite store. If you’re on foot, it’s a different story. That being said,… Continue Reading
Glasgow Avenue has beautiful buildings left on it, but they are now all abandoned. I imagine that the chemical company to the east will buy these properties up and demolition them in the future.
Here it is: Club Imperial. If you are interested in buying it, the building is now available from the LRA.
There’s an old cluster of old wood frame houses on the side streets off of Halls Ferry Road. There are also other houses in brick that look like buildings you would see in other parts of the city.
Halls Ferry Road is a major commercial artery in North County, but it has a residential feel along its path through Baden. It has many of the same problems as back on the side streets. The Baden Library is in… Continue Reading
The horns don’t sound around here much anymore.